Quote:1. If you can get your hands on another pair of Chinese 15X70 LW from a well know US importer, priced between $130 to $150 USD, subject them to the same disassembly and scrutiny, will they hold up better in optical performance and mechanical construction?
Quote:2. How about a pair of "Classic Japanese quality" binocular such as the Orion Little Giant 15X70s available till a few years ago?
Quote:Is this class of Chinese 60/70 mm LWs of sound design, but the finished product does not live up to full potential because it's simply impossible to lavish attention on a pair of binocular priced to sell under $50 USD?
Quote:OTOH, when the end user pays double or triple the $49 price tag will they receive a pair that's 20% better? 30%? Or is it simply improving the odds?